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Peeks at the Past

By Staff | Apr 21, 2021

Saturday, April , 1873

A little daughter of James Jones of Jersey Shore, aged 10 years, died on Thursday of last week, from the effects of jumping rope. She had jumped 240 times.

Public exercises of the Charlotte Bronte Society of Muncy Cemetery was held on Thursday evening.

Mozley and Brosiuous are running an up to date meat market at this place in the room in the Ladies Aid hall.

Rev. Jesse B. Young delivered a lecture concerning the terrible battle of Gettysburg at Smith’s hall on Wednesday evening.

A new hotel called the Crawford House has been opened at Williamsport.

Friday, April 8, 1881

The burned insane asylum at Danville will be rebuilt just ad soon as the insurance money has been paid over.

The mill of D. Clapp and Co., at Port Penn, has started for the season.

George H. Rogers and John A.Winters were on the Catawissa train which was run into by a freight last Friday, and were badly shaken up.

William Baker was hit in the eye by a slab at Clapp and Co.’s mill, Tuesday morning, splitting they eyeball, which ran out and inflicting a deep gash.

The Luminary

April 7, 1921

100 years ago

Winston and Co., state road contractors on the road from Hughesville to Muncy, began operations when the miniature railway used in laying concrete was set up.

A most distressing accident occurred on Main street, Monday morning, when Albert Opp, aged 8 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Opp, who reside a short distance north of the Pennsylvania station, in Clinton township, was struck by an automobile and badly injured. The lad was on his way to school on roller skate. He had stopped in Edwards’ hardware store on Main Street when the accident occurred. His jaw and four ribs had been broken and one lung punctured.

Died: Edward Bryan, 75, Muncy, died Sunday; James J. Watt, 34, Muncy; Harvey Corson, aged 71 years, died Sunday.

The Luminary

April 15, 1971

50 Years Ago

10 cents

Headline: Don’t Tell Koppers Co. Railroads Are Phasing Out

Mike Hill, Muncy’s upcoming Rotary Exchange student was notified this week that that he will spend his year in New Zealand.

Engagement told of Miss Diane Shaner, of Hughesville, to Sylvan E. Fenstermacher, of Muncy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heinrich, Muncy Valley, a son, April 8. Mother former Patricia Bradley; Mr. and Mrs. David Shoemaker, Hughesville, a son, April 9. Mother former Judy Bartlow.

Died: Frank W. Snyder, formerly of Hughesville, April 6; Erma Mull, 85, native of Watsontown, died April 8; Robert W. Moyer, about 80, formerly of Muncy, died April 5; Richard F. Fought, 45, Hughesville native, died April 8; Byron V. Dye, of Turbotville, died April12; Clifton Johnson, 68, Hughesville, April 7; Blanche Keyser, 88, April 13; Nancy Harmon, 40, Montgomery, died April 11.

At the Ritz: “There’s a Girl in My Soup”

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